The Eagle Point Branch of Jackson County Library Services was dedicated on October 17, 2004. The Friends of the Library raised funds, participated in planning and celebrated the opening with two events, one for the Friends and a more public dedication involving city, county and library officials and administrators.
Sue Kupillas, Jeff Golden (then a Jackson County commissioner) and others spoke of the importance of this library to the City of Eagle Point, and the value of libraries in all communities.
Eagle Point resident Susan Mercer lost her beloved daughter in a tragic accident, and in memory of her daughter, Mercer donated her mother's Medford land and home to the Jackson County Library Foundation. The proceeds funded the purchase of the land where the Eagle Point Branch library now stands.
The Eagle Point Branch was built in phase two of Jackson County's library construction project, funded by a bond measure in 2000. The first branches constructed were in Rogue River Jacksonville, Ruch and the Applegate. The central, Medford branch opened on April 4, 2004 and forms the core of the education and arts district in downtown Medford. Ronnie Budge was director of Jackson County Library Services throughout this period.
This work was digitized for the City of Eagle Point with the encouragement of the Eagle Point Friends, thanks in part to the Jackson County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Division of the Association of College and Research Libraries, with the help of the Eagle Point Museum.